Producers Mike Bosner and Jason Owen introduced right now that Shucked, a brand new authentic musical comedy with a e book by Tony winner Robert Horn (Tootsie) and music by Nashville’s hit songwriting crew Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally will open on Broadway this spring.
Shucked will start previews on the Nederlander Theatre on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 for a Tuesday, April 4 opening night time.
The musical comedy will star John Behlmann (Tootsie), Kevin Cahoon (The Who’s Tommy), Andrew Durand (Head Over Heels), Caroline Innerbichler (Frozen North American Tour), Ashley D. Kelley (Bella: An American Tall Story), and Alex Newell (As soon as On This Island). Further casting shall be introduced within the coming weeks.
The manufacturing is directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien with choreography by Sarah O’Gleby, and music supervision, music route, orchestrations, and preparations by Tony Award nominee Jason Howland.
Clark and McAnally collectively have earned three Grammy Awards and 18 Grammy nominations. Clark’s songs embrace Kacey Musgraves’ “Comply with Your Arrow,” Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Damaged Coronary heart,” The Band Perry’s “Higher Dig Two,” and Hailey Whitter’s “Ten 12 months City.” She has most lately penned songs with and is a featured artist on Ashley McBryde’s critically-acclaimed Lindeville undertaking.
McAnally has written 48 primary songs, received three Grammy Awards, and been named the Academy of Nation Music’s Songwriter of the yr twice. In 2022, Shane grew to become essentially the most nominated songwriter in CMA historical past. He has written songs for John Legend, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Keith City, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Halsey, Gwen Stefani, the Jonas Brothers, Reba, and plenty of others.
In right now’s announcement, Shucked was described as “A hilarious and audacious farm-to-fable musical concerning the one factor People in all places can’t get sufficient of: corn. Shucked is the brand new musical comedy that proves generally tearing down just a few partitions, slightly than rising them, is the one option to protect our lifestyle.”
In a joint assertion, Horn, Clark, and McAnally mentioned, “Shucked is a ardour undertaking. There was one thing about this concept, this model of humor and this music, that saved this little engine going. What shall be on stage on the Nederlander is a narrative about how all of us have the reward of heroism inside us, and about studying to open our hearts to those that are totally different than us in order that development can occur… and naturally, about corn… as a result of the essential factor that unity and acceptance want for survival, is a kernel of reality.”
Tickets will go on sale to most people Monday, November 28.
Shucked is produced by Mike Bosner, Jason Owen, AEG Presents / Jay Marciano / Gary Gersh, Richard Smith, Jeffrey A. Sine, Walter Schmidt, Bob Boyett, Jeremiah J. Harris, KSO Productions, James L. Nederlander, DudaAllen, John Gore Group, Madison Wells Stay, S&Co., Terry Schnuck, and ZKM Media.
The design crew for Shucked consists of Scott Pask (scenic design), Tilly Grimes (costume design), Japhy Weideman (lighting design), John Shivers (sound design) and Mia Neal (hair and wig designer).